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At the lensometer Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer at work, at the American Optical Southbridge
TitleAt the lensometer Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer at work, at the American Optical Southbridge
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/Southbridge/158.jpg
SubjectTillyer, Edgar D. (Edgar Derry), 1881-1973; Optics -- Technological innovations; American Optical Company; Southbridge (Mass.)--Biography--Pictorial works.
DescriptionDr. Tillyer came to Southbridge, Massachusetts, in 1919, having worked at the U.S. Patent Office. The Optical Society of America has a medal named in honor of Dr. Tillyer. In Southbridge, Tillyer Ave., is also named in his honor. Dr. Tillyer is gazing through the AO Lensometer, while adjusting the scope with his right hand. An interesting reflection is created onto the table top. Edgar D. Tillyer was an assistant astronomer in the Nautical Almanac Office from 1902 through 1911. At AO, he worked closely with Dr. A. Estelle Glancy. He was the recipient of 157 patents including those for the Lensometer and the Tillyer lens. In 1953 he was awarded the Optical Society of American Medal of Honor. Dr. Tillyer was posthumously installed in the National Academy of Opticianry Hall of Fame in 1992.
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org/
Date1921-12-24
Typeimage
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier38136000330371
Languageen-US
RelationIs part of the American Optical photographic collection of the Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, Massachusetts. http://www.jacobedwardslibrary.org
Coverage42 degrees 04' N 72 degrees 02' W
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